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Current Exhibitions

Want to know what's on at your AGA? You can find all the current exhibitions and information about them below!

Coming Soon

Inheritance opens January 21!

January 21 7:30-9pm

Join us at the Art Gallery of Alberta on January 21st from 7:30-9pm for a special opening event to celebrate the curators and artists of the new exhibition: Inheritance. 

The works in Inheritance demonstrate that events in history continue to reverberate through time, impacting both the present and future. The artists in the exhibition uncover the histories of the anti-Black racism, the KKK, the internment of Canadians of Japanese descent across western Canada and the tragedy of the Indian Residential School system, told through the artists’ research into the lives of family members and familial connections. Their works seek to hold us true to the past as the only way to move forward.

The exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Catherine Crowston and Lindsey Sharman and features the work of:

This exhibition is presented with the generous support of Capital Power as part of the Capital Powered Art program.

Closing January 30!

Experience them before they're gone!

Harley Morman: Let's Do the Time Warp Again and Soak, Stripe, Splatter closing January 30!

Don't miss your last chance to experience Harley Morman: Let's Do the Time Warp Again and Soak, Stripe, Splatter which are closing on January 30. 

Harley Morman: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

Harley Morman’s Let’s Do the Time Warp Again uses lenticular images to consider time and repetition. You may be familiar with these retro ‘animations’ in which two related images are combined and seem to come alive when you change perspective or position. Lenticulars were used on toys, bookmarks, and might have been found on any number of things in a Scholastic book fair. By using Lenticulars in his artworks, Morman presents images that transform as you move around the exhibition space and to show how a change in perspective can completely alter what and how you see.

SOAK, STRIPE, SPLATTER: Collecting Colour at the AGA

Our perception of colour occurs when light, striking an object, is reflected back to our eye. Our experience of colour, however, is much more subjective. Colour is a sensation, a reaction to a hue that arises from our senses, emotions, experiences and knowledge.
This exhibition features works from the AGA Collection that focus on colour as their primary element or property. From large abstract paintings to experiments in colour photography, this exhibition celebrates the bright, bold, brash and even the more sombre colours of our world.  

Stroller Tours

Stroller Tours

Wednesday, January 26

11am MST

Stroller Tours

New parents are welcome to join us on a monthly tour of the AGA’s current exhibitions. This tour series has been designed to have adult conversation, opportunities to socialize with other parents, baby play, and added flexibility to ensure if you need to step away to attend to your little one, you won’t miss a thing!

These tours are offered the last Wednesday of the month at 11am and are FREE with General Admission.  

Upcoming #AGAlives

Heart of the City Music Program Concert Series

Heart of the City Music Program Concert Series

Sunday, January 23

2pm MST 

Heart of the City Music Program will be performing a series of four concerts in the AGA's Atrium in January and February in order to promote their music program. Concerts will be roughly one hour in length and take place on Sundays at 2pm. These concerts are included in General Admission.

Upcoming dates:

#AGAlive | Tour with a Queen: Exhibition Tour of Let’s Do the Time Warp Again by Harley Morman with Lourdes the Merry Virgin

Tour with a Queen: Exhibition Tour of Let’s Do the Time Warp Again by Harley Morman with Lourdes the Merry Virgin

Thursday, January 27 

6pm MST 

This month our Community Tour series is getting an extra dose of Glitter wiith local Queen Lourdes the Merry Virgin, who will be serving a performance and tour of the exhibition Harley Morman: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. This is a first for the AGA Community Tour Series, which invites a new speaker each month to lead a tour of a current exhibition, giving our audience a unique perspective on the artwork on display. On January 27th, we are offering free admission to the gallery from 4-7pm, so please come early to enjoy all the exhibitions on display.

'Incantations of Black Love' with Timiro Mohamed Sold Out

'Incantations of Black Love' with Timiro Mohamed

Thursday, January 27

5:30pm MST  - SOLD OUT

Thank you for support this event has been sold out! Stay tuned for other upcoming events and programs at your AGA.

On Thursday, January 27 we will celebrate the launch of Incantations of Black Love, with former City of Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate Timiro Mohamed.

AGA Education & Learning

Tours for Tots | Rhythm & Rhyme

Tours for Tots

Join our Art Educators for weekly art explorations for families with children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday, Tours for Tots features a peek at current exhibitions, art-making, storytelling and more.

Rhythm & Rhyme

Did that line just move? Is that colour over there squirming away? Explore the art and architecture of the AGA and the Edmonton skyline to discover the hidden rhythm and rhyme of the city.

The Art Hive

Thursdays 12pm MST 

Join AGA educators and students from St. Stephen’s College Art Therapy program in the art studio Art Hive; a weekly community-based art making initiative that is FREE and open to all, every Thursday from 12-1pm. 

Discover more AGA art activities here 🎨

The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.